Seacoast Mortar Memorial - Springfield, MA
Posted by: neoc1
N 42° 07.348 W 072° 32.294
18T E 703492 N 4666307
Quick Description: Uncommon memorial in a Springfield cemetery.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2011 3:44:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMC84K
Honor the Brave
At St. Michaels Cemetery in Springfield there is a most uncommon memorial. Set among the headstones is a Civil War Seacoast Mortar, attach to which is a plaque honoring the brave men who fought in the Civil War.
The mortar was cast at the Fort Pitt Foundry (PA) in 1862. There is an anchor insignia on the piece which suggests it was once used by the Union Navy. At the rear of the mortar is a plaque which reads:
This memorial is here placed by
E. K. Wilcox Post 16
Department of Mass. G.A.R
to mark the last resting place
of brave men who in 1861-5 offered
their lives for the honor
and integrity of the nation.
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: E.K. Wilcox Post 16 - Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union
Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes
Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed
Related Website: Not listed
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